“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (Matthew 5:10-12 ESV)
There are millions of people in the world today who are persecuted, abused, arrested, and even tortured for one reason alone: they love Jesus Christ.
Persecution is most alive in Islamic countries and China.
You can learn more on how to pray for and help our persecuted fellow believers at the Voice of the Martyrs.